Playbill.com : Combined Feed Copyright (c) %2014 Playbill.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.playbill.com/ Playbill.com : Combined Feed en-us 08/01/2014 10:33:40 PM 60 New Musical Party Monster Will Explode at 54 Below Aug. 27 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194160-New-Musical-Party-Monster-Will-Explode-at-54-Below-Aug-27 54 Below will present a one night only showcase presentation of Party Monster The Musical – the electronic dance music (EDM) musical based on James St. James' memoir "Party Monster" – Aug. 27 at 9:30 PM.

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Philippe Bowgen
Newsies Will Be Featured in Behind The Scenes Miniseries for Lifetime Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:40 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194159-Newsies-Will-Be-Featured-in-Behind-The-Scenes-Miniseries-for-Lifetime Broadway Across America has announced that Disney’s Newsies will be featured on Lifetime television’s award-winning morning show “The Balancing Act” as part of the six-part series “Broadway Balances America,” Nov. 16 and 13.

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Philippe Bowgen
Taylor Mac and The Civilians Will Headline New Victory's LabWorks 2014-15 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:12 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194155-Taylor-Mac-and-The-Civilians-Will-Headline-New-Victorys-LabWorks-2014-15 The New Victory Theater, New York City’s premier theater for kids and families, has announced the 2014-15 New Victory LabWorks new work development residencies – including work from Taylor Mac, The Civilians, Lila Rose Kaplan and The Dead Puppets Society.

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Philippe Bowgen
Broadway's Phantom Calls On Fan Artists to Re-Design Iconic Mask Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:42 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194120-Broadways-Phantom-Calls-On-Fan-Artists-to-Re-Design-Iconic-Mask Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced a multi-tiered art contest inviting fans of the musical Phantom of the Opera and all artists across the country to submit original artwork on a template of the legendary Phantom’s mask – with winners to be displayed in an exhibit at the Phantom Art Gallery and Pop Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel (235 W. 46th Street).

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Philippe Bowgen
Brit Pop Singer Lily Allen Parts Ways with Bridget Jones Diary Musical Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:14 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194158-Brit-Pop-Singer-Lily-Allen-Parts-Ways-with-Bridget-Jones-Diary-Musical British singer-songwriter Lily Allen has revealed that she is no longer attached to a stage musical based on Helen Fielding's 1996 novel and subsequent film "Bridget Jones's Diary," according to The Sun.

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Adam Hetrick
THE CALL BOARD: Upcoming Audition Listings Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:45 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194151-THE-CALL-BOARD-Upcoming-Audition-Listings Playbill.com's Job Listings offer an extensive selection of available jobs within the theatre industry. From auditions to administrative roles, Playbill.com is the online source for careers in theatre.

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Playbill Staff
Tony Winners and Broadway Casts Join #EmilysEnsemble to Send Support to 12-Year-Old Brain Surgery Patient Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:23 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194154-Tony-Winners-and-Broadway-Casts-Join-EmilysEnsemble-to-Send-Support-to-12-Year-Old-Brain-Surgery-Patient Tony Award winner Donna Murphy, Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara and dozens more are joining #EmilysEnsemble, a social media outpouring of support for a 12-year-old dancer having major brain surgery Aug. 1.

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Michael Gioia
Wesley Taylor Cast As Emcee in Cabaret Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:08 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194153-Wesley-Taylor-Cast-As-Emcee-in-Cabaret Signature Theatre, which is located in Arlington, VA, has announced casting for several roles in its 25th anniversary season.

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Andrew Gans
Scandalous Writer Kathie Lee Gifford Penning New Musical; Regis Philbin Cast Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:56 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194152-Scandalous-Writer-Kathie-Lee-Gifford-Penning-New-Musical-Regis-Philbin-Cast Kathie Lee Gifford, who wrote the libretto to the short-lived Broadway musical Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson, is at work on a new musical project.

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Michael Gioia
Atlantic Extends Stephen Adly Guirgis Premiere Between Riverside And Crazy Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:55 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194149-Atlantic-Extends-Stephen-Adly-Guirgis-Premiere-Between-Riverside-And-Crazy The world premiere of Tony nominee Stephen Adly Guirgis' new play Between Riverside And Crazy, which officially opened July 31 at the Atlantic Theater Company, has extended its Off-Broadway run an additional week of performances through Aug. 23.

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Adam Hetrick and Carey Purcell
PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, July 26-Aug. 1: Critics Enjoy Sex with Strangers, and Love Letters Will Make Starry Return Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194144-PLAYBILLCOMS-THEATRE-WEEK-IN-REVIEW-July-26-Aug-1-Critics-Enjoy-Sex-with-Strangers-and-Love-Letters-Will-Make-Starry-Return Fans of the enormously successful BBC series "Sherlock" will have to wait a while for their next fix of the addictive re-imagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle detective stories. However, those fans who are lucky enough to live in London will be able to get a little "Sherlock" by proxy, as both of the series' stars, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, are appearing on the London stage.

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Robert Simonson
PHOTO CALL: Original (and Current) Pippin Star John Rubinstein Honored With Sardi's Caricature Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:27 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194143-PHOTO-CALL-Original-and-Current-Pippin-Star-John-Rubinstein-Honored-With-Sardis-Caricature Pippin and plays King Charles in the revival, was honored July 31 with the unveiling of a portrait to adorn the walls of Sardi's.]]> Matthew Blank Will Barbra Streisand Gypsy Film Move Forward with "Last Five Years" Writer? Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:35 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194135-Will-Barbra-Streisand-Gypsy-Film-Move-Forward-with-Last-Five-Years-Writer "The Mirror Has Two Faces" and "Last Five Years" screenwriter Richard LaGravenese has been tapped by Universal Pictures to adapt Gypsy as a screen project for Barbra Streisand, NikkiFinke.com reports.

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Adam Hetrick
Deadline Extended for Met Opera Lockout; NYC Officials Rally Behind Musicians Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:33 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194131-Deadline-Extended-for-Met-Opera-Lockout-NYC-Officials-Rally-Behind-Musicians The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and supporters rallied Aug. 1 in Dante Park in front of Lincoln Center before resuming federally mediated negotiations under a 72-hour threat of lockout imposed by opera manager Peter Gelb.

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Michael Gioia
90 And Going Strong Will Feature Three Artists in Their 90s Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194127-90-And-Going-Strong-Will-Feature-Three-Artists-in-Their-90s Winner Pictures will present 90 And Going Strong, featuring three performers over the age of 90, Aug. 11 at Baruch College.

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Andrew Gans
PHOTO CALL: Corn Rows, Cargo Pants, Leather Jackets and Riot Gear; More Stunning Pics From Dallas' Contemporary, Immersive Les MisÚrables Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194115-PHOTO-CALL-Corn-Rows-Cargo-Pants-Leather-Jackets-and-Riot-Gear-More-Stunning-Pics-From-Dallas-Contemporary-Immersive-Les-Misrables Les Misérables to the Dallas Theater Center beginning June 27. A host of Broadway actors, including Nehal Joshi as Jean Valjean and Justin Keyes as Marius, are part of the multi-racial contemporary staging.]]> Krissie Fullerton PHOTO CALL: Constantine Maroulis, Carrie St. Louis, Gent's Guide, Once and Heathers Rock Out at Free Broadway in Bryant Park Concert Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:15 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194133-PHOTO-CALL-Constantine-Maroulis-Carrie-St-Louis-Gents-Guide-Once-and-Heathers-Rock-Out-at-Free-Broadway-in-Bryant-Park-Concert Matthew Blank Audra McDonald's Lady Day Live Album Holds Strong as Billboard Chart-Topper Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:26 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194125-Audra-McDonalds-Lady-Day-Live-Album-Holds-Strong-as-Billboard-Chart-Topper PS Classics' two-disc, live original Broadway cast album of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, starring Audra McDonald as late singer Billie Holiday, has held onto the #1 slot in Billboard's Cast Album chart in its second week of release.

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Adam Hetrick
PHOTO SPECIAL: "Here She Is, Boys!" From Ethel to Tyne to Betty to Patti, The Many Faces of Gypsy's Infamous Mama Rose Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:25 GMT http://www.playbill.com/features/article/194146-PHOTO-SPECIAL-Here-She-Is-Boys-From-Ethel-to-Tyne-to-Betty-to-Patti-The-Many-Faces-of-Gypsys-Infamous-Mama-Rose With Tony winner Leslie Uggams having recently played Mama Rose in a multi-racial Connecticut production and Imelda Staunton prepping for a UK staging, we look back at a few of the many talented women to take on one of the greatest roles ever written for the musical stage.

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Matthew Blank
PHOTO SPECIAL: "Here She Is, Boys!" From Ethel to Tyne to Betty to Patti, The Many Faces of Gypsy's Infamous Mama Rose Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:25 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194126-PHOTO-SPECIAL-Here-She-Is-Boys-From-Ethel-to-Tyne-to-Betty-to-Patti-The-Many-Faces-of-Gypsys-Infamous-Mama-Rose With Tony winner Leslie Uggams having recently played Mama Rose in a multi-racial Connecticut production and Imelda Staunton prepping for a UK staging, we look back at a few of the many talented women to take on one of the greatest roles ever written for the musical stage.

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Matthew Blank
John Stamos Will Guest Star in Alan Menken and Glenn Slater's ABC Musical Series Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:15 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194124-John-Stamos-Will-Guest-Star-in-Alan-Menken-and-Glenn-Slaters-ABC-Musical-Series Stage and screen actor John Stamos will guest star in ABC's upcoming "Galavant," a musical comedy by composer Alan Menken (Aladdin) and lyricist Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), according to ABC News.

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Michael Gioia
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's On the Town Casts Its Gabey, Ivy Smith, Ozzie, Hildy, Chip Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:12 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194123-Finger-Lakes-Musical-Theatre-Festivals-On-the-Town-Casts-Its-Gabey-Ivy-Smith-Ozzie-Hildy-Chip Casting has been announced for the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's upcoming production of the classic musical comedy On the Town, which will begin Aug. 6 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.

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Andrew Gans
Two-Time Tony-Winning Musical Theatre Actress Will Experience a "Resurrection" on ABC Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:02 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194122-Two-Time-Tony-Winning-Musical-Theatre-Actress-Will-Experience-a-Resurrection-on-ABC Stage and screen star Donna Murphy, best known for her Tony-winning performances in Passion and The King and I, will be seen in the upcoming second season of ABC's "Resurrection."

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Andrew Gans
Casting Announced for Staged Reading of Busker Alley Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:49 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194121-Casting-Announced-for-Staged-Reading-of-Busker-Alley Musical Theatre West's Reiner Staged Reading Series will present the A.J. Carothers/Sherman Brothers musical Busker Alley Aug. 17 at 7 PM at the University Theatre at California State University, Long Beach.

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Andrew Gans
Jason Robert Brown's NYC Concert Sells Out; Second Show Added, Guest Stars Named Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:30 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194119-Jason-Robert-Browns-NYC-Concert-Sells-Out-Second-Show-Added-Guest-Stars-Named Jason Robert Brown, who recently won a Best Score Tony Award for The Bridges of Madison County, and the Caucasian Rhythm Kings will bring their mix of rock/blues/jazz/folk/Gregorian chant/klezmer/polka/atonal cacophony/salsa to New York's SubCulture Aug. 4 at 7:30 PM (sold out) and 9:30 PM.

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Andrew Gans
Michael Pennington and Alexander Hanson Among Cast of Revival of Alan Bennett's Single Spies Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:36 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194118-Michael-Pennington-and-Alexander-Hanson-Among-Cast-of-Revival-of-Alan-Bennetts-Single-Spies Alan Bennett's Single Spies, a double-bill stage adaptation of his television films An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution, is to be revived at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, in south-west London, beginning performances Sept. 25 prior to an official opening Sept. 30, for a run through Oct. 11.

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Mark Shenton
Altar Boyz Are Heading to London in October; Director Announced Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194117-Altar-Boyz-Are-Heading-to-London-in-October-Director-Announced Altar Boyz, the 2005 Off-Broadway musical that played for over five years and more than 2,000 performances during its run at New World Stages, is to receive its London premiere at Greenwich Theatre, beginning performances Oct. 3 for a run of 14 performances only through Oct. 18.

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Mark Shenton
Complete Casting Announced for New West End Musical Made in Dagenham, Based on Film Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:42 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194116-Complete-Casting-Announced-for-New-West-End-Musical-Made-in-Dagenham-Based-on-Film Complete casting has been announced for the world premiere of Made in Dagenham, the new musical version of the 2010 film of the same name that will begin performances Oct. 9 prior to an official opening Nov. 5 at the Adelphi Theatre.

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Mark Shenton
A Fine Showmance: Love's Labour's Lost Co-Stars Colin Donnell and Patti Murin Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/features/article/194147-A-Fine-Showmance-Loves-Labours-Lost-Co-Stars-Colin-Donnell-and-Patti-Murin In the first installment of Playbill.com's profiles of theatre couples, Love's Labour's Lost co-stars Colin Donnell and Patti Murin chat about falling for each other while starring in Shakespeare in the Park, driving across the country together and their first year as a couple.

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Whitney Spaner
A Bold Soul Sister: Piece of My Heart Star de'Adre Aziza Comes Full Circle with "Special" Janis Joplin Connection Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/features/article/194148-A-Bold-Soul-Sister-Piece-of-My-Heart-Star-deAdre-Aziza-Comes-Full-Circle-with-Special-Janis-Joplin-Connection Earlier this year, de'Adre Aziza caused social media shock waves after lambasting A Night With Janis Joplin producers for their botched attempt to revive the show Off-Broadway. In an ironic twist, she's currently starring in a show centering on the music that made Joplin a rock music legend. Playbill.com chats with Tony Award-nominated Passing Strange alum.

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Karu F. Daniels
They Got Life: Hair, with Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Benjamin Walker, Rocks The Hollywood Bowl Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194092-They-Got-Life-Hair-with-Kristen-Bell-Hunter-Parrish-Benjamin-Walker-Rocks-The-Hollywood-Bowl The Hollywood Bowl's production of the rock musical Hair plays the famed outdoor venue Aug. 1-2 at 8 PM and Aug. 3 at 7:30 PM. Adam Shankman directs and choreographs.

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Andrew Gans
Tix for Chicago Premiere of Broadway-Bound Musical Amazing Grace, Starring Josh Young, On Sale Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194088-Tix-for-Chicago-Premiere-of-Broadway-Bound-Musical-Amazing-Grace-Starring-Josh-Young-On-Sale Tickets for Broadway in Chicago's world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Amazing Grace, which will begin previews Oct. 9 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre prior to an official opening Oct. 19, go on sale to the general public Aug. 1.

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Andrew Gans
Marla Mindelle and Clarke Thorell Join Newtown-Area Students Tonight For Shows Promoting Healing and Strength Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194087-Marla-Mindelle-and-Clarke-Thorell-Join-Newtown-Area-Students-Tonight-For-Shows-Promoting-Healing-and-Strength The 12.14 Foundation presents two shows for its summer season that incorporate 200 children from the Newtown area as a continuation of its mission to use the performing arts to promote healing and strength.

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Michael Gioia
A Fine Showmance: Love's Labour's Lost Co-Stars Colin Donnell and Patti Murin Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194048-A-Fine-Showmance-Loves-Labours-Lost-Co-Stars-Colin-Donnell-and-Patti-Murin In the first installment of Playbill.com's profiles of theatre couples, Love's Labour's Lost co-stars Colin Donnell and Patti Murin chat about falling for each other while starring in Shakespeare in the Park, driving across the country together and their first year as a couple.

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Whitney Spaner
A Bold Soul Sister: Piece of My Heart Star de'Adre Aziza Comes Full Circle with "Special" Janis Joplin Connection Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193989-A-Bold-Soul-Sister-Piece-of-My-Heart-Star-deAdre-Aziza-Comes-Full-Circle-with-Special-Janis-Joplin-Connection Earlier this year, de'Adre Aziza caused social media shock waves after lambasting A Night With Janis Joplin producers for their botched attempt to revive the show Off-Broadway. In an ironic twist, she's currently starring in a show centering on the music that made Joplin a rock music legend. Playbill.com chats with Tony Award-nominated Passing Strange alum.

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Karu F. Daniels
"Seinfeld" Star Jason Alexander Revisits Stage History By Directing Broadway Bound, Beginning Aug. 1 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193986-Seinfeld-Star-Jason-Alexander-Revisits-Stage-History-By-Directing-Broadway-Bound-Beginning-Aug-1 Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander, who starred in the original 1986 production of Broadway Bound, directs a production of that Neil Simon play for the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble with performances beginning Aug. 1. 

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Carey Purcell
PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: AUGUST 1 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/71203-PLAYBILL-VAULTS-Today-in-Theatre-History-AUGUST-1 1921 Opening night of the popular farce Getting Gertie's Garter about a man who gives a young woman a jeweled garter, then schemes to get it back before his fiance finds out.

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David Gewirtzman and Ernio Hernandez and Doug Nevin
Japan Society Announces 2014-15 History of WWII Through Theatre Lineup Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194114-Japan-Society-Announces-2014-15-History-of-WWII-Through-Theatre-Lineup The Japan Society has announced Stories from the War: Reflecting on WWII Through Theatre, a series of theater events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, as part of their 2014-15 season.

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Philippe Bowgen
Lauren Worsham Headlines NAMT's Songwriter Spotlight at 54 Below Aug. 25 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:48 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194113-Lauren-Worsham-Headlines-NAMTs-Songwriter-Spotlight-at-54-Below-Aug-25 The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present its Songwriter Spotlight concert at 54 Below – featuring work by Joe Iconis and performances by Lauren Worsham and more – on Aug. 25 at 7 PM.

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Philippe Bowgen
Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper Tapped for New Animated Project About Young Boy's Fight Against Cancer Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:33 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/194112-Richard-Gere-Cyndi-Lauper-Tapped-for-New-Animated-Project-About-Young-Boys-Fight-Against-Cancer Producer Joseph Avallone has announced the upcoming release of the animated feature film "Henry & Me" – a baseball-themed tale of a young cancer-stricken boy’s magical journey featuring the voices of Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper and Lucie Arnaz amongst others – Aug. 18.

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Philippe Bowgen